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For all those who use Atlassian Products such as Jira or Confluence, you may or may not be familiar with Crowd now for anyone using Jira and Confluence it can allow you to use your existing user DB for multiple other systems, Personally i use it as a client access database to keep external users out of my AD database wherever possible while allowing internal users to still access these systems with their AD accounts.
With the right plug-in’s you can hook the system into pretty much everything, the most flexible one is the Apache 2 module, personalty i use it mostly as i had endless troubles getting recursive sub group lockups working with the free Apache modules floating around.
If you need to use a proxy, set it now
For Debian just copy and past the commands below, for other Distrobutions you will need to install the equivalent packages
apt-get -y install libapache2-mod-perl2 libsoap-lite-perl libdigest-sha1-perl liberror-perl libcache-cache-perl unzip make
Then to download, install and build the required modules the commands below should work.
mv Crowd-Apache-Connector-1.2.3.zip\?version\=1 crowd_apache/
mv Crowd-Apache-Connector-1.2.3.zip\?version\=1 Crowd-Apache-Connector-1.2.3.zip
From Here the Atlassian Article Integrating Crowd with Apache is the best place to go
Yes i was one of those in line for over an hour waiting to get in to claim my free t shirt. This was rather disappointing when i ran into a few friends who didn’t join the line till after it opened and still managed to grab a T-Shirt. They were still handing them out when i left. at time of writing there is already three on ebay, one currently going for $90.
So why did i brave the crowds? My excuse was that i work less the 100 meters from the new store so i couldn’t Not go could i now? Due to Apples Cult like fowling they don’t need to advertise events, the media does it for them. One MacTalk Forum member got interviewed over 15 times while waiting in line. Not such events are truly complete without a good Bonehead. I felt it only right that i should facilitate this factor.
Another day another word press install. I have lost track of how many of these i have done. Most of them never get more then about 5 posts before i get bored of them or a new WordPress bug comes out and they get hacked. Ah well there’s no time like the present to start over a new leaf?